Sunday, May 13, 2012

Handmade Journal for Mother's Day.

I hadn't planned to post today, but as it's a very special day, let me show you a scrap journal I made back in 2009 especially for Mother's Day!
This creation is very dear to my heart, because it happened to become my very first publication ever, in Green Craft Magazine!
The cover and the inside pages and signatures were completely made out of scraps and discarded fabric samples I'd been given by a friend. These journals can be made for any use with whatever theme- as gratitude journals, friendship journals, baby journals, to keep your favorite quotes in a single place, travel journals, biz blessings journals, etc etc etc.


A vintage brooch finished the cover off, together with a gros grain ribbon to keep the journal shut.


I added a little artsy touch to the first page, too... :)



Back cover.






Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms out there (those of furry babies, too)!
Have fun.
Monica x

25 comments:

  1. Magnifico,questa volta non ho altre parole!Great and..thank you!
    Franca

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    1. Glad you liked it, Franca! :)

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    1. Nice of you, Laurie! These journals become treasures, indeed, when filled with the whispers of the soul and warm, happy memories!

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  3. Mom's of furry babies are just as important as Mom's with kids. Happy Mother's Day to you Monica.
    Meredith

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    1. Kim agrees with you! LOL Hope you had a wonderful day, Meredith!

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  4. That is just beautiful. Happy Mother's day to you, too. xo Diana

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    1. Thanks, Diana, so very kind of you! Hope your day was wonderful.

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  5. She must have loved it..So pretty.

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  6. Happy day darling...love Ria....xxx...

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    1. Love to you, dearest Ria!

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  7. I remember these beautiful journals you made! A truly beautiful job! xo

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    1. :) Many thanks, I'm enjoying yours!:)

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  8. It´s a beautiful journal Monica. I´m on a journal making journey at the moment. Love it.
    Hope you had a great day.
    xx T
    ps: got your email - thanks for doing all this for me ♥

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    1. Isn't this so much fun? Collecting scraps of paper, lace, fabric, trying different color combinations and layouts etc. I LOVE making journals!As well as writing in them.

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  9. Gorgeous journal, Monica !
    I still enjoy the cat journal you've created for me :-)
    Nice week !
    Hugs,
    Sylvia

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    1. So glad you're still in love with the journal! It has been made with much love especially for you!

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  10. Beautiful! Worthy of the publishing it got!

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    1. Nice to see you again, Lynn! Thanks for your sweet words. Glad you like it.

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  11. What a beautiful journal!!!! I made my very first journal at the Art Event I just went to. I have loved them & wanted to make one but, just couldn't make myself do one. I'm not sure what to put on the pages & I'm not sure I want to share private things. But, when I took Jeanne Olivers class I LOVED it. Now I need to finish my outside covers & START putting things on the pages. I'm starting with "things that make me happy or thankful". Thanks for sharing. Hope Kim gave you extra kisses for Mothers Day. HUGS!
    Charlene & Elle

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    1. Oh can't wait to see it, Charlene! Glad you had fun! The idea of filling it with things that make you happy + grateful is splendid.

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  12. Very Pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us.
    I collected items years ago to make journals and just never got around to making them.

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    1. Go for it, Glenda, you'll have much fun!

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  13. That is a very beautiful journal, Monica. A lovely present for your mum.

    Have a great week.

    Kelly

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